Arthritis is a very common condition that causes pain, stiffness and inflammation within a joint. It commonly affects people usually starting at 45 years and over, although younger people can also be affected.

It is often thought that osteoarthritis is an inevitable part of getting older but this is not quite true, you may in fact be able to reduce your chances of developing the condition by doing regular gentle exercise, improving your posture and maintaining a healthy weight.

Osteopathy can help by restoring movement, decreasing stiffness and pain and improving posture. Arthritis is a progressive disease that does not get better with time. This makes it very important to start regular treatments from the early stages.